DICKINSON, N.D. — From the COVID-19 pandemic to the fight for social justice, and the presidential election to the race for a vaccine — and everything in-between — 2020 was a year to remember. Or maybe a year to forget. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so we've rounded up photos we feel best represents 2020 in western North Dakota.

Chris Lefor holding his new born baby, Eret, 2020 New Year's baby.
Chris Lefor holding his new born baby, Eret, 2020 New Year's baby.

Dickinson Fire Department experienced a change of command, and under the new leadership have continued to provide excellent service with remarkable response times. Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press
Dickinson Fire Department experienced a change of command, and under the new leadership have continued to provide excellent service with remarkable response times. Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press

March 26 local businesses Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press
March 26 local businesses Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press

Three black angus bulls await their spotlight moment to be auctioned off to production cattlemen at the 7th Annual Production Sale south of Belfield Friday afternoon. Jackie Jahfetson / The Dickinson Press
Three black angus bulls await their spotlight moment to be auctioned off to production cattlemen at the 7th Annual Production Sale south of Belfield Friday afternoon. Jackie Jahfetson / The Dickinson Press

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Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, graduations were held virtually and through other methods such as in vehicle graduations. Kayla Henson / The Dickinson Press
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, graduations were held virtually and through other methods such as in vehicle graduations. Kayla Henson / The Dickinson Press

Racial tensions sparked major movements across the country, including in Dickinson where resident Funmi Ujima marched against the death of George Floyd during a Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality. Kayla Henson / The Dickinson Press
Racial tensions sparked major movements across the country, including in Dickinson where resident Funmi Ujima marched against the death of George Floyd during a Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality. Kayla Henson / The Dickinson Press

Chett Kukla of Killdeer sits on top of his horse sporting a grin during the Dickinson Roughrider Youth Rodeo at the Stark County Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon. Jackie Jahfetson / The Dickinson Press
Chett Kukla of Killdeer sits on top of his horse sporting a grin during the Dickinson Roughrider Youth Rodeo at the Stark County Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon. Jackie Jahfetson / The Dickinson Press

A mobile COVID-19 testing initiative resulted in drive-thru testing efforts appearing in Dickinson mid-summer. Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press
A mobile COVID-19 testing initiative resulted in drive-thru testing efforts appearing in Dickinson mid-summer. Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press

Throughout the morning of election day, inside the Prairie Hills Mall, a continuous number of voters came to cast their ballot. Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press
Throughout the morning of election day, inside the Prairie Hills Mall, a continuous number of voters came to cast their ballot. Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press

William Kohler, otherwise known as "2 Dollar Bill", points up high, noting that it was his faith with God that kept him safe during his time in the Korean War. During a presentation Wednesday at the Stark County Veterans Pavilion, the Missouri River Quilts of Valor honored Kohler along with 12 other veterans with handmade patriotic quilts to help comfort them and give thanks. Jackie Jahfetson / The Dickinson Press
William Kohler, otherwise known as "2 Dollar Bill", points up high, noting that it was his faith with God that kept him safe during his time in the Korean War. During a presentation Wednesday at the Stark County Veterans Pavilion, the Missouri River Quilts of Valor honored Kohler along with 12 other veterans with handmade patriotic quilts to help comfort them and give thanks. Jackie Jahfetson / The Dickinson Press

Dickinson firefighter Jared Rhode gets a warm furry hug from Jake the Siberian Husky Wednesday after Rhode and the rest of his fire crew saved the dog Nov. 16 after he fell through thin ice on the Heart River. Jackie Jahfetson / The Dickinson Press
Dickinson firefighter Jared Rhode gets a warm furry hug from Jake the Siberian Husky Wednesday after Rhode and the rest of his fire crew saved the dog Nov. 16 after he fell through thin ice on the Heart River. Jackie Jahfetson / The Dickinson Press